Start your career and become a developer in 12 weeks!By Sj.Cliff
Wondering what to do after you finish university? Wondering what sector to enter? One sector worth considering in today’s world is the technology sector.
The tech sector has been growing rapidly for years, and has been totally unaffected by the recession. With demand for developers growing 20% year-on-year, and supply of developers (mainly graduates of computer science degrees) flat-lining at 1%, a career in software development is becoming more lucrative by the day.
Although studying computer science is a viable route to becoming a developer, it’s not the only way and there are many other faster routes to get there. Makers Academy is one of them.
Makers Academy is a fully immersive, 12-week computer programming boot camp. It's like Oxbridge meets the Royal Marines, but for people who want to learn to code. It's designed to turn people with no knowledge of web-development into job-ready junior developers in just 12 weeks. We are Europe’s #1 Developer Bootcamp, running a new class of 25 highly selected students every 6 weeks.
Makers Academy has had students from all kind of backgrounds learn to code in 12 weeks and go on to start their career as junior developers. Mishal is one of them. Mishal was an environmental Geography Graduate from the University of York and she said:
“I was considering doing a masters in Computer Science but actually it's less time and money, and you learn more at Makers in short space of time. It's the best investment I ever made.”
With the help of the Makers Academy careers team, Mishal went on to start her career as a junior developer at Deloitte Digital.
An average salary for a Makers Academy graduate in a junior developer role is £32k. Now compare that to the starting salary for a UK University graduate which ranges between £18,000-£24,000! While your mates will be starting on much lower salaries, you can get ahead and earn more!